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Tales Designed to Thrizzle Vol. 1 [Softcover Ed.] by Michael Kupperman - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsMichael KuppermanComing Attractions 11 Aug 2014 8:00 AM

Tales Designed to Thrizzle Vol. 1 [Softcover Ed.]
by Michael Kupperman

160-page color 7" x 9.75" softcover • $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-764-2

Ships in: August 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Fans and comedy cognoscenti alike, basking devotedly in the glow of Tales Designed to Thrizzle, have made it the smash hit humor comic of the decade. And now the first four issues of Michael Kupperman’s revered series are finally collected into one deluxe hardcover. Even better, Kupperman has taken the original two-color printing and made the entire book full color! These tales are more thrizzling than ever!

What are tales designed to thrizzle? Tales designed to thrizzle are about evil girls and their owls. They are about Jesus’ half-brother Pagus, the Mysterious Avenger, Dick Crazy, scary snakes, delicious bacon, Private Eye Johnny Silhouette, the Silver Knight, Murder She Didn’t Write, the Mannister, the Space Patrol, portraits where the eyes move, Pablo Picasso, sex blimps (and their logical inverse, sex holes), the hot boy band Boybank, soccer joust, Underpants-On-His-Head Man, Hercules the Public Domain Superhero, Cousin Granpa, Mister Bossman, Mark Twain, the silent robot Citobor and, of course, the Thirties.

The stories in Tales Designed to Thrizzle made their debut in 2009 on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim program as Snake ’N’ Bacon. The show, a mix of live-action, puppetry and animation, stars David Rakoff (This American Life), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers), and Dan Bakkedahl (The Daily Show), and is produced by Kupperman, Robert Smigel (SNL, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog), Scott Jacobson (The Daily Show) and Rich Bloomquist (The Daily Show).

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In a Glass Grotesquely by Richard Sala - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Richard SalapreviewsComing Attractions 11 Aug 2014 8:00 AM

The dastardly Super-Enigmatix revels in creating chaos and catastrophe across the globe, and no one knows why. Former Detective Natalie Charms and Former Inspector Jory—along with his grandson, George—are hot on the trail of the the shadowy menace, but the closer they get to him, the greater the destruction Super-Enigmatix sows.

This 19-page excerpt (10.2 MB) sets the stage for Richard Sala's latest book, In a Glass Grotesquely, with Natalie and Inspector Jory piecing together a web of seemingly-unrelated crimes that point to a single mastermind: Super-Enigmatix!

In a Glass Grotesquely by Richard Sala - Cover

Age of License - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under videopreviewsLucy KnisleyComing Attractions 7 Aug 2014 9:00 AM

An Age of License
by Lucy Knisley

196-page black & white/color 5.5" x 7.5" softcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-768-0

Ships in: September 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley (French Milk, Relish) got an opportunity that most only dream of: a travel-expenses-paid trip to Europe and Scandinavia, thanks to a book tour. An Age of License is Knisley's comics travel memoir recounting her charming (and romantic!) adventures. It’s punctuated by whimsical visual devices (such as a "new experiences" funnel); peppered with the cute cats she meets along the way; and, of course, features her hallmark — drawings and descriptions of food that will make your mouth water. But it’s not all kittens and raclette crêpes: Knisley's experiences are colored by anxieties, introspective self-inquiries, and quotidian revelations — about traveling alone in unfamiliar countries, and about her life and career — that many young adults will relate to. An Age of License — which takes its name from a French saying — is an Eat, Pray, Love for the alternative comics fan.

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The Ghost of the Grotto, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsDisneyComing AttractionsCarl Barks 6 Aug 2014 2:30 PM

The Ghost of the Grotto, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck
by Carl Barks

96-page full color 5.5" x 7.5" softcover • $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-779-6

Ships in: October 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

One of Donald Duck's most famous adventures leads off our new line of affordable kid-sized Donald Duck books: just-right half-height books packed with fun, laughs, and adventure in every 96-page edition. Each story is complete with all the original story and art (no panels have been dropped or altered). In "Donald Duck and the Ghost of the Grotto," Donald and his nephews try to harvest kelp at Skull-Eye Reef in the West Indies but are soon menaced by a ducknapping ghost in armor who is determined to carry out a centuries-old curse and a giant octopus who — well, what do you think giant octopuses do? Plus "Fireman Donald" and a second bonus story, all written and drawn by Disney Legend Carl Barks!

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Peanuts Every Sunday: 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) by Charles M. Schulz - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 5 Aug 2014 4:00 PM

Peanuts Every Sunday: 1956-1960 by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

Oh, Lucy.

Here is the finalized cover artwork for the next volume in our Peanuts Every Sunday series, which collects the beloved comic's full-color Sunday strips, faithfully reproduced to match the original syndicate coloring. Whether you've been collecting Charles M. Schulz's work for years, or are introducing a new generation to these iconic characters, Peanuts Every Sunday: 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) is sure to be a treasured addition to any household.

The book has just been made available for pre-order, and we'll have more previews over the next few months, with an anticipated November 2014 release.

21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago (Softcover) - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Wilfred SantiagopreviewsComing Attractions21 4 Aug 2014 3:30 PM

21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago - Cover

21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago - Inside Page

21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago is coming out soon in a new paperback edition, and this first glimpse of the printer's advance copy is promising indeed! Detailing the tragically short life of Puerto-Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente—the first Latino player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame—21 takes us deep into Puerto-Rican culture and history, as well as the entrenched racial tensions of mid-20th-century America.

Our hardcover edition's 18-page excerpt (6.6 MB) is available to read, and the paperback edition is available for pre-order now!

The Lonesome Go by Tim Lane - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Tim LaneComing Attractions 1 Aug 2014 12:00 PM

The Lonesome Go by Tim Lane - Cover

The Lonesome Go by Tim Lane - Inside Page

The Lonesome Go by Tim Lane - Cover

Train-hoppers, hitchhikers, drunken bar fights, clowns, amnesia, abandoned amusement parks—these are just a few examples of the myriad gritty and poignant imagery to be found between the covers of Tim Lane's new book, The Lonesome Go. This hefty, 296-page behemoth has landed on our desks, leaving us feeling both somewhat nostalgic for and perturbed by these stories, mythologies, and symbols, which shine a glaring light into the seedy underbelly of America.

Read our 22-page (12.9 MB) downloadable excerpt here, preferably with a steaming mug of cheap, truckstop diner coffee. The Lonesome Go should be out by October 2014, and we'll have more previews coming soon!

The Complete Zap Comix - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under ZapVictor MoscosoSpain RodriguezS Clay WilsonRobert WilliamsRobert CrumbRick GriffinGilbert SheltonComing Attractions 1 Aug 2014 9:00 AM

The Complete Zap Comix - 3D

The Complete Zap Comix - Cover

This deluxe, lovingly-designed slipcase is for The Complete Zap Comix, and we are incredibly excited to be able to show you this first glimpse of what the final product will look like. The comprehensive collection will include every single issue and cover of Zap produced, as well as the unpublished 17th issue and the mini comic jam Zam—a deservedly luxurious homage to the vanguard of underground comics artists of our time.

Keep your eyeballs peeled for more updates and previews in the coming weeks. We anticipate this set to be in stores by October. For now, the pre-sale is finally set up and ready to take your order!

Doctors by Dash Shaw - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Dash ShawComing Attractions 31 Jul 2014 2:30 PM

Doctors by Dash Shaw - Cover

Doctors by Dash Shaw - Inside Page

Doctors is in the house! That is, advance copies of the newest graphic novel out by Dash Shaw have arrived at our office. The premise: doctors have developed a medical device—dubbed the Charon—that can lift recently-dead patients out of their self-created afterlife and revive them. For those who can afford the expensive procedure, it can be an irresistible attempt to cheat death.

This tautly crafted story spans just 96 pages, and it is as much about the interpersonal relationships that develop between doctor and patient during this traumatic procedure as it is about exploring the concepts—and subsequent repercussions—of reviving the dead.

You can download and read our 10-page (14.8 MB) excerpt here, and we'll have more previews in the following weeks. Doctors is available on presale, with an expected arrival date of early October 2014.

Supertrash by Jacques Boyreau - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsJacques BoyreauComing Attractions 30 Jul 2014 5:30 PM

Supertrash by Jacques Boyreau - Cover

Equal parts curated trash-culture imagery and multimedia collage—interspersed with exposition on the relationship between art and trash—the 220-page, full-color SuperTrash is an assault on the senses. This new title by Jacques Boyreau, a sequel to his 2002 work, Trash: The Graphic Genius of Xploitation Movie Posters, delves into the gonzo archives of 20th century design to seek out and dissect the co-dependencies of art and trash.

Available for pre-order now, and expected to arrive in a few months' time. Look for additional previews in the coming weeks!